Hampshire supermarkets have run out of ice due to the popularity of the ice bucket challenge which is sweeping the nation

Empty freezer shelves in Tesco in Bursledon which is running out of ice as shoppers rush to complete the ice bucket challenge

Empty freezer shelves in Tesco in Bursledon which is running out of ice as shoppers rush to complete the ice bucket challenge

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Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Health Reporter

HAMPSHIRE supermarkets are facing an ice crisis due to the ice bucket challenge craze sweeping the nation.

Freezer shelves at stores are standing empty after shoppers rushed to buy ice to take part in the fundraising exercise in aid of a motor neurone disease charity.

Shops in Bursledon and Fareham are turning people away as they struggle to meet the demand while some have been ordering extra shipments in.

Daily Echo:

Shelves have emptied of ice cubes with shoppers snapping up supplies for the challenge

The campaign has quickly spread across social media thanks to hundreds of celebrities taking part, including David Beckham, Robert Downey Jr and even Saints legend Matthew Le Tissier.

Tesco has donated profits from its ice cube sales to charity, and challenged other supermarkets to do the same after selling more than 36 million individual ice cubes over the last week.

So far the retailer has donated £20,000 to the Motor Neurone Disease Association and nominated competitors Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons to follow suit.

A Sainsbury’s spokesman added it’s ice sales had doubled compared to a normal summer.

The ice bucket challenge involves dumping iced water on someone's head before the participant nominates another person to have a go.

More than £2million has been raised so far and the figure is rising daily as more people are nominated.

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2:29pm Thu 28 Aug 14

IronLady2010 says...

Just imagine that £1 for each bag of ice could have given extra money to wateraid to help others have fresh water and people could still donate to the ice bucket challenge.

What a waste of money when you could help two charities at once!
Just imagine that £1 for each bag of ice could have given extra money to wateraid to help others have fresh water and people could still donate to the ice bucket challenge. What a waste of money when you could help two charities at once! IronLady2010
  • Score: 23

2:38pm Thu 28 Aug 14

RomseyKeith says...

If only there was someway to make ice. All I have at home is a freezer and a fresh water supply, along with ice cube trays (whatever they're used for).
I like that so much is being raised for charity, but most appear to just be doing it cos everyone else is, without so much as a penny donated to charity.
Highest praise to those who participate and raise money for charity, and shame on those just following a trend without donating a single penny.
If only there was someway to make ice. All I have at home is a freezer and a fresh water supply, along with ice cube trays (whatever they're used for). I like that so much is being raised for charity, but most appear to just be doing it cos everyone else is, without so much as a penny donated to charity. Highest praise to those who participate and raise money for charity, and shame on those just following a trend without donating a single penny. RomseyKeith
  • Score: 35

3:03pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Shoong says...

RomseyKeith wrote:
If only there was someway to make ice. All I have at home is a freezer and a fresh water supply, along with ice cube trays (whatever they're used for).
I like that so much is being raised for charity, but most appear to just be doing it cos everyone else is, without so much as a penny donated to charity.
Highest praise to those who participate and raise money for charity, and shame on those just following a trend without donating a single penny.
Patrick Stewart has shown us the way, look it up on You Tube.
[quote][p][bold]RomseyKeith[/bold] wrote: If only there was someway to make ice. All I have at home is a freezer and a fresh water supply, along with ice cube trays (whatever they're used for). I like that so much is being raised for charity, but most appear to just be doing it cos everyone else is, without so much as a penny donated to charity. Highest praise to those who participate and raise money for charity, and shame on those just following a trend without donating a single penny.[/p][/quote]Patrick Stewart has shown us the way, look it up on You Tube. Shoong
  • Score: 5

3:06pm Thu 28 Aug 14

TruthTellerTomIV says...

Selfish Facebook users not thinking about the consequences (Although it's a great cause). Too many attention seekers in this world
Selfish Facebook users not thinking about the consequences (Although it's a great cause). Too many attention seekers in this world TruthTellerTomIV
  • Score: 9

3:40pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Beer Monster says...

I defrosted my freezer and used the thawing ice for mine...
I defrosted my freezer and used the thawing ice for mine... Beer Monster
  • Score: 7

3:44pm Thu 28 Aug 14

RomseyKeith says...

Shoong wrote:
RomseyKeith wrote: If only there was someway to make ice. All I have at home is a freezer and a fresh water supply, along with ice cube trays (whatever they're used for). I like that so much is being raised for charity, but most appear to just be doing it cos everyone else is, without so much as a penny donated to charity. Highest praise to those who participate and raise money for charity, and shame on those just following a trend without donating a single penny.
Patrick Stewart has shown us the way, look it up on You Tube.
Patrick Stewart is legend.
[quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RomseyKeith[/bold] wrote: If only there was someway to make ice. All I have at home is a freezer and a fresh water supply, along with ice cube trays (whatever they're used for). I like that so much is being raised for charity, but most appear to just be doing it cos everyone else is, without so much as a penny donated to charity. Highest praise to those who participate and raise money for charity, and shame on those just following a trend without donating a single penny.[/p][/quote]Patrick Stewart has shown us the way, look it up on You Tube.[/p][/quote]Patrick Stewart is legend. RomseyKeith
  • Score: 2

3:44pm Thu 28 Aug 14

TruthTellerTomIV says...

Beer Monster wrote:
I defrosted my freezer and used the thawing ice for mine...
ooo look at me i have i freezer
[quote][p][bold]Beer Monster[/bold] wrote: I defrosted my freezer and used the thawing ice for mine...[/p][/quote]ooo look at me i have i freezer TruthTellerTomIV
  • Score: -1

3:45pm Thu 28 Aug 14

IronLady2010 says...

Beer Monster wrote:
I defrosted my freezer and used the thawing ice for mine...
That's fine, but the thing is hardly anyone donates, it's simply become the thing to do.

I wonder how many people who do it, actually know about the charity?
[quote][p][bold]Beer Monster[/bold] wrote: I defrosted my freezer and used the thawing ice for mine...[/p][/quote]That's fine, but the thing is hardly anyone donates, it's simply become the thing to do. I wonder how many people who do it, actually know about the charity? IronLady2010
  • Score: 10

3:52pm Thu 28 Aug 14

sotonboy84 says...

What a shocking piece of reporting. Joe Curtis should be writing for Hollyoaks with his flair for dramatics...

"Shops in Bursledon and Fareham are turning people away as they struggle to meet the demand while some have been ordering extra shipments in."

Wow! Shops that have a poor ordering system are physically turning people away because they have no ice. Oh no!! Can't possibly wait until the next episode!
What a shocking piece of reporting. Joe Curtis should be writing for Hollyoaks with his flair for dramatics... "Shops in Bursledon and Fareham are turning people away as they struggle to meet the demand while some have been ordering extra shipments in." Wow! Shops that have a poor ordering system are physically turning people away because they have no ice. Oh no!! Can't possibly wait until the next episode! sotonboy84
  • Score: 8

4:17pm Thu 28 Aug 14

TruthTellerTomIV says...

sotonboy84 wrote:
What a shocking piece of reporting. Joe Curtis should be writing for Hollyoaks with his flair for dramatics...

"Shops in Bursledon and Fareham are turning people away as they struggle to meet the demand while some have been ordering extra shipments in."

Wow! Shops that have a poor ordering system are physically turning people away because they have no ice. Oh no!! Can't possibly wait until the next episode!
Hollyoaks is a world class show, he'd fit in.
[quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: What a shocking piece of reporting. Joe Curtis should be writing for Hollyoaks with his flair for dramatics... "Shops in Bursledon and Fareham are turning people away as they struggle to meet the demand while some have been ordering extra shipments in." Wow! Shops that have a poor ordering system are physically turning people away because they have no ice. Oh no!! Can't possibly wait until the next episode![/p][/quote]Hollyoaks is a world class show, he'd fit in. TruthTellerTomIV
  • Score: 0

4:27pm Thu 28 Aug 14

StopMoaningPeople says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
Beer Monster wrote:
I defrosted my freezer and used the thawing ice for mine...
That's fine, but the thing is hardly anyone donates, it's simply become the thing to do.

I wonder how many people who do it, actually know about the charity?
The ALS ice bucket challenge? Most people I've seen do it in fairness have donated. I think you're being unreasonable.
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beer Monster[/bold] wrote: I defrosted my freezer and used the thawing ice for mine...[/p][/quote]That's fine, but the thing is hardly anyone donates, it's simply become the thing to do. I wonder how many people who do it, actually know about the charity?[/p][/quote]The ALS ice bucket challenge? Most people I've seen do it in fairness have donated. I think you're being unreasonable. StopMoaningPeople
  • Score: 8

4:36pm Thu 28 Aug 14

No one cares what you think says...

Can anyone think of a charity where I get a pie in the face. I like pie.
Can anyone think of a charity where I get a pie in the face. I like pie. No one cares what you think
  • Score: 6

5:17pm Thu 28 Aug 14

elvisimo says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
Just imagine that £1 for each bag of ice could have given extra money to wateraid to help others have fresh water and people could still donate to the ice bucket challenge.

What a waste of money when you could help two charities at once!
oh please.
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: Just imagine that £1 for each bag of ice could have given extra money to wateraid to help others have fresh water and people could still donate to the ice bucket challenge. What a waste of money when you could help two charities at once![/p][/quote]oh please. elvisimo
  • Score: -4

6:16pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
Beer Monster wrote:
I defrosted my freezer and used the thawing ice for mine...
That's fine, but the thing is hardly anyone donates, it's simply become the thing to do.

I wonder how many people who do it, actually know about the charity?
I wonder how many people actually know that MND Association is a Southampton based charity?
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beer Monster[/bold] wrote: I defrosted my freezer and used the thawing ice for mine...[/p][/quote]That's fine, but the thing is hardly anyone donates, it's simply become the thing to do. I wonder how many people who do it, actually know about the charity?[/p][/quote]I wonder how many people actually know that MND Association is a Southampton based charity? Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: -1

6:40pm Thu 28 Aug 14

IronLady2010 says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
Beer Monster wrote:
I defrosted my freezer and used the thawing ice for mine...
That's fine, but the thing is hardly anyone donates, it's simply become the thing to do.

I wonder how many people who do it, actually know about the charity?
I wonder how many people actually know that MND Association is a Southampton based charity?
Take another guess, shows how much people know about the Charity this campaign involves. x
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beer Monster[/bold] wrote: I defrosted my freezer and used the thawing ice for mine...[/p][/quote]That's fine, but the thing is hardly anyone donates, it's simply become the thing to do. I wonder how many people who do it, actually know about the charity?[/p][/quote]I wonder how many people actually know that MND Association is a Southampton based charity?[/p][/quote]Take another guess, shows how much people know about the Charity this campaign involves. x IronLady2010
  • Score: 0

6:42pm Thu 28 Aug 14

IronLady2010 says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
Beer Monster wrote:
I defrosted my freezer and used the thawing ice for mine...
That's fine, but the thing is hardly anyone donates, it's simply become the thing to do.

I wonder how many people who do it, actually know about the charity?
I wonder how many people actually know that MND Association is a Southampton based charity?
Take another guess, shows how much people know about the Charity this campaign involves. x
Try this link http://www.alsa.org/
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beer Monster[/bold] wrote: I defrosted my freezer and used the thawing ice for mine...[/p][/quote]That's fine, but the thing is hardly anyone donates, it's simply become the thing to do. I wonder how many people who do it, actually know about the charity?[/p][/quote]I wonder how many people actually know that MND Association is a Southampton based charity?[/p][/quote]Take another guess, shows how much people know about the Charity this campaign involves. x[/p][/quote]Try this link http://www.alsa.org/ IronLady2010
  • Score: 1

6:52pm Thu 28 Aug 14

TheMediaIsLies! says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
Just imagine that £1 for each bag of ice could have given extra money to wateraid to help others have fresh water and people could still donate to the ice bucket challenge.

What a waste of money when you could help two charities at once!
Shows how much you know. Tesco have donated the £20k profit they made on sales of ice to charity. Now quit your moaning and try smiling if it isn't too much trouble
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: Just imagine that £1 for each bag of ice could have given extra money to wateraid to help others have fresh water and people could still donate to the ice bucket challenge. What a waste of money when you could help two charities at once![/p][/quote]Shows how much you know. Tesco have donated the £20k profit they made on sales of ice to charity. Now quit your moaning and try smiling if it isn't too much trouble TheMediaIsLies!
  • Score: 2

11:58pm Thu 28 Aug 14

southy says...

StopMoaningPeople wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
Beer Monster wrote:
I defrosted my freezer and used the thawing ice for mine...
That's fine, but the thing is hardly anyone donates, it's simply become the thing to do.

I wonder how many people who do it, actually know about the charity?
The ALS ice bucket challenge? Most people I've seen do it in fairness have donated. I think you're being unreasonable.
Not only that before or after the ice water been poured over the person, they name the charity's to donate to, a lot of the vid clips don't get this part
[quote][p][bold]StopMoaningPeople[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beer Monster[/bold] wrote: I defrosted my freezer and used the thawing ice for mine...[/p][/quote]That's fine, but the thing is hardly anyone donates, it's simply become the thing to do. I wonder how many people who do it, actually know about the charity?[/p][/quote]The ALS ice bucket challenge? Most people I've seen do it in fairness have donated. I think you're being unreasonable.[/p][/quote]Not only that before or after the ice water been poured over the person, they name the charity's to donate to, a lot of the vid clips don't get this part southy
  • Score: -1

6:39am Fri 29 Aug 14

SotonNorth says...

Ice crisis? I'm sure we will all survive this crisis.
Ice crisis? I'm sure we will all survive this crisis. SotonNorth
  • Score: 1

7:36am Fri 29 Aug 14

Stubs says...

At least it's better than watching the World Cup.
At least it's better than watching the World Cup. Stubs
  • Score: 0

8:36am Fri 29 Aug 14

wishilivedabroad says...

shame on anybody who donates to a charity that experiments on animals!!
shame on anybody who donates to a charity that experiments on animals!! wishilivedabroad
  • Score: 0

6:01pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Hayles82 says...

To anyone complaining that it's a waste of water etc, try living with a loved one with this horrific disease! My father was diagnosed back in November, the only waste is all the lives being lost to this cruel disease with no cure! I'd go without water if it meant having my father be cured!
To anyone complaining that it's a waste of water etc, try living with a loved one with this horrific disease! My father was diagnosed back in November, the only waste is all the lives being lost to this cruel disease with no cure! I'd go without water if it meant having my father be cured! Hayles82
  • Score: 0
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